Learning and development

  • Redundancies: getting the basics right by

    Due to the current economic downturn and the changing global economy, redundancy has become increasingly common within organisations. Redundancy can affect staff and their families both financially and emotionally. When retrenching staff, how can organisations ease the impact on their employees?

  • Learning from the future by

    We are currently revising our learning and development strategic plan in light of the downturn. How can I ensure we are making informed investment decisions about our future learning and development?

  • MBA: don’t do it for the letters by

    Many executives and some HR professionals undertake postgraduate MBA study. The choice of university determines the cost and often the study method. Which gives the best return on such a significant investment? Teresa Russell asks around.

  • Short, sharp and to the point by

    Executive education programs expose groups of managers to targeted academic and practical management education. Teresa Russell discovers why, even in tough times, spending in this area of learning is under no threat at McDonald’s or Melbourne Water.

  • Great returns on psychometric assessments by

    Psychometric assessment is a well-established tool used to help find the best person for a particular role. Teresa Russell looks at how Savills used a new approach with an old tool and reaped great business rewards

  • Transforming stress by

    Stress is going through the roof for many organisations and their employees. Craig Donaldson road tests a paradigm-changing solution: HeartMath Australasia’s Transforming Stress workshop

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